We've turned the disaster response paradigm upside-down


Our mission: To immediately aid, sustainably support, and empower communities located in the most remote and difficult to reach disasters and humanitarian emergencies.


Disaster Response

Our Mobile Medical Teams provide critically needed care as quickly as possible for those who are the most difficult to reach.

Our Model_1

Health Systems Development

You hear that ambulance on your street? That’s prehospital health care. A lot of countries don’t have that.


Global Aid Initiatives

We provide adaptable global health programming to address gaps in ongoing humanitarian relief efforts.

  • These teams are made up of board certified, licensed doctors, nurses, paramedics, and physician assistants.
  • They’re self-sufficient and can operate independently in remote areas with a two-week supply of medicine and medical supplies, food, and other necessities.
  • Team members typically deploy on a volunteer basis.

  • We help local organizations and governments devise regulatory framework and infrastructure, and curricula and standards development in prehospital care
  • Then, we build their workforce capacity through clinical services implementation
  • …and scale up!

Iraq Case Study: Disaster Relief

We adapted our disaster response model to support the trauma response to the 2017 Mosul offensive.

In 2012, NYCMedics was approached by Orant Charities, a nonprofit that had been working in Malawi for several years supporting communities through clean water and livelihood initiatives. Realizing that most of these communities had little or no access to any form of medical care, Orant asked NYCMedics to help implement a medical program strategy.

Over the course of ten days, NYCMedics conducted a needs assessment that included meeting with the Ministry of Health; key federal, regional and local government officials; national and international medical and social service organizations; and local hospitals and clinic staff.

We also conducted medical clinics in the targeted communities. Orant was able to build upon our work in Malawi and now operates a permanent rural health center on a seven-acre campus which averages 4,100 patients per month. 


Case Study: Global Aid Initiative